Wikileaks is thousands of pieces of classified information which fall into groups: The Iraq war logs, Afghanistan diary and diplomatic cables.
The best known is a film known as ‘collatoral murder.’
talking about the film ex-U.S. soldiers are filmed reporting that the events depicted were not uncommon.
Some is dull, some is embarrassing, some is sickening. There are 1,600 reports of observations of torture in the Iraq war logs. 1,300 of these are observations by coallition forces or reports to them of torture by Iraqi security forces, such as the one below:
Date:5/2/20093:45:00PM Region:MND-‐N Category:Other Coordinates(approx):35.45,44.37 Title:(OTHER)OTHER
XXXXXXXX, AND 1 LTXXXX,XXXXIAXXXXXXXX, WENT TO XXXXI AS2 DETAINEE PROCESSING CENTER WHERE THEY CAUGHT THE IAXXXX,XXXXXXXX, AND IBIFXXXX,XXXXXXXX, BY SURPRISE AND DISCOVERED SUSPECTED DETAINEE ABUSE.
IN THE OFFICE THERE WAS WHAT APPEARED TO BE A BATTERY WITH OPEN ENDED WIRES, THE END OF A COT WITH YELLOW ROPE ON BOTH ENDS AND WHAT APPEARED TO BE PLASTIC TUBING. BEFORE ENTERING THE OFFICE CPTXXXX AND 1LTXXXX HEARD WHAT SOUNDED LIKE AN INDIVIDUAL BEING HIT AND MOANING. THE DETAINEE WAS SITTING IN THE CENTER OF THE ROOM SOBBING.
CPTXXXX AND 1LTXXXX STOPPED THE SUSPECTED ABUSE, QUESTIONED XXXXXXXX AND RECEIVED THE NAME OF THE DETAINEE. ACTIONS TAKEN BY THE REPORTING UNIT: CHAIN OF COMMAND NOTIFIED, SWORN STATEMENTS WRITTEN, AWAITING 15-‐6IO FROM 2-‐10BDE, NOTIFIED XXXXIACDR_x000D__x000D
(approx):33.07, 44.36*ALLEGED DETAINEE ABUSEAT 231413COCT06
Date: 6/17/200712:01:00AM Region: MND-‐N Category: Other Coordinates(approx): 36.30,43.12 Title: (SUSPICIOUS INCIDENT)
Report: WHO:XXXXXXXXCTU WHAT:DETAINEE ABUSE WHEN: 17June2007 (Discovered by P-‐PiTT on 06May 2009 and reported to 3/1CAV on 2Jul09) WHERE: XXXXXXXXCTU WHY: Discovered by P-‐PiTT on 06 May 2009 and reported to 3/1CAV on 2 Jul 09
REPORTED ALLIGATION OF DETAINEE ABUSE TO XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, by XXXXAferCTU on or around 15 June 2007, REASON FOR DETAINMENT: suspected IED emplacer Victim received extensive medical care at the XXXX General Hospital resulting in amputation of his right leg below the knee several toeson his left foot, as well as amputation of several fingers on both hands. Extensive scars resulted from the chemical/acid burns, which were diagnosed as 3d degree chemical burns along with skin decay. His medical reports from 30 June 2007 also noted bruises on his back. Photographs of the victim believed to be taken in 2007 are included as well as photographs taken by the P-‐PiTT team on 5 May 2009, when they observed this victim at the XXXXMTU. Victim was captured by the IA on 15 June 2007 by IA and transferred to the XXXXXXXXCTU. When questioned about terrorism activities, the victim alleges that XXXXXXXX,XXXXXXXX and XXXXXXXX tortured him by pouring chemicals on his hands, cut his fingers off, and hid him when CF visited the XXXXXXXXCTU.
The XXXX Major Terrorism Unit (MTU)discovered these events on 8 Sep 07 and began an investigation. Warrants were issued on 11 Sep 07 XXXXXXXX,XXXXXXXX and XXXXXXXX however no arrests were made. The PDoP was informed of this case in Sep 07, who subsequently notified the Deputy of XXXXXXXX at the Ministry of Interior (MOI). The victim appears to have been released from the hospital in May 2009, when members of the P-‐PiTT observed him att he MosulMTU. He apparently was releasedf rom the MTU and hisl ocation is currently unknown.